The Girl Next Door Luke Greenfield

The Girl Next Door Luke Greenfield
Oh how they like to tease. Wrapped in a thin piece of cardboard, The Girl Next Door DVD reads like a Baby Blue movie. In large letters shaped as puckering lips reads "Unrated Version" with "What They Couldn't Show In The Theaters!" underneath. Of course, this is a selling ploy to lure in all the teenage boys and frat houses of the world, but could it really be true? Well, no. It's difficult to determine exactly what studio execs think "unrated" and "couldn't be shown in theatres" mean, but most people think of skin, skin and more skin. In the case of The Girl Next Door, it means it just wasn't rated and the bonus footage was a bunch of deleted scenes that were so poor they would have ruined the theatrical version. Regardless, The Girl Next Door is a surprisingly enjoyable comedy. Marketed as American Pie meets Risky Business, the film is every 18-year-old male's fantasy come true, that applies to 26 year olds as well. Matthew (Emile Hirsch) is an overachieving nobody in high school that wants to "seize the day" before he graduates. Enter the hot blonde and the story begins. Danielle (played by the gorgeous Elisha Cuthbert) moves in next door to housesit and guess what? She's a porn star! Yes, Matthew couldn't believe it either. Naturally, the two fall in love and screw… up each other's life, forcing many awkward situations that include Matthew's amusing friends and a series of hi-jinks at an adult film convention, filming a porn at the prom and, well, you get the idea. The extra footage includes 16 deleted scenes (including the lame original ending), a gag reel, a "behind the scenes" featurette from a real adult film convention called "The Eli XXXperience" and "A Look Next Door," another behind the scenes featurette. Plus: commentary, photo gallery, trailers. (Fox)